What’s the Street Parade at the Yee Peng & Loi Krathong Festivals in Chiang Mai like?

Published in: Thailand | December 5th, 2013
Decorative float during Loi Krathong parade in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yee Peng’s big parade in Chiang Mai Two full days of festival in (Nov 16th & 17th) or rather two full nights of festival later and it’s now day three of the Yee Peng celebrations in Chiang Mai. After an exceedingly long sleep in the streets of Chiang Mai looked as if there was something… Continue reading more »

Loi Krathong in Chiang Mai Thailand

Published in: Thailand | December 2nd, 2013
Girl praying at Loi Krathong while another girl helps others in the background

What’s Loi Krathong like in Chiang Mai? So the day before (16th November) was the awesome paper lantern release that kicks of Yee Peng in Chiang Mai. So today (17th) it’s officially the national Thai festival of Loi Krathong. Which is also a part of Yee Peng in Northern Thailand. It’s probably easier just to… Continue reading more »

The Yee Peng Sky Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Published in: Thailand | November 28th, 2013
Yee Peng Paper Lanterns heading into the sky

What is Yee Peng & Loi Krathong like in Thailand? I’ll cover a more personal story of how I got to the Yee Peng sky lantern festival in Chiang Mai in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, while it’s still fresh in my memory, I wanted to write about what it was like to attend all three… Continue reading more »

How to help The Philippines after multiple typhoons & natural disasters

Published in: Philippines | November 12th, 2013
Filippino boy waiting for food aid in The Philippines

Typhoons, floods and earthquakes are a yearly part of life in many parts of The Philippines Tonight a second typhoon is due to hit Surigao province in Mindanao. Mere days after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit devastating the provinces of Samar and Leyte to apocalyptic proportions. It will not stop there either. This is Typhoon season in the Philippines… Continue reading more »

What would it be like to live in Nepal?

Published in: How to live overseas, Nepal | October 15th, 2013
Crowds and rooftops of Patan, Nepal

Living in Nepal as a foreigner I usually end out a longer term stay in a country by writing about what it’s like to live there. These are my experiences and opinions. It’s a diverse world we live in. While some people “live in Nepal” as diplomats or Aid workers others work in regular jobs,… Continue reading more »

Food in Nepal: Silver coated Gulab Jamun

Published in: Nepalese food | September 25th, 2013
Gulab jamun in Nepal

Silver coated Gulab Jamun in Nepal It’s a super sweet desert known all over the Indian subcontinent. I even found gulab jamun in Malaysia. In Nepal I was hoping for the same thing, what I got was quite different in many senses! What is Gulab Jamun? Deep fried flour made with milk and sugar which… Continue reading more »

Nepalese souvenirs & shopping in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | September 11th, 2013
Papier mache souvenir dolls from Nepal

Nepalese souvenirs are some of the best in the world You might notice a lot of low quality made in China type souvenirs invading the stands and stalls of many tourist destinations these days. From bracelets to clothes and the odd indigenous mask. They look great until you realize they weren’t made locally. If there’s… Continue reading more »